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49ers-Dolphins: Deebo Samuel returns to practice but Trent Williams exits with back issues

Deebo Samuel faked out reporters on Friday. The media saw the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver leave for the weight room as practice kicked off, causing reporters to assume he would not participate for the second consecutive day.

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Trent Williams leaves Friday’s practice with an apparent back injury

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Deebo Samuel didn’t practice at first, but came onto the field later. He’ll likely be listed as limited.

The 49ers told beat reporters that star left tackle Trent Williams left Friday’s practice and headed into the locker room with an apparent back issue. Williams didn’t practice Friday, and we’ll see how that impacts his ability to play Sunday against a Miami Dolphins defense with two quality edge rushers in Jaelan...

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49ers run defense overcame struggles to cement elite status despite missing Arik Armstead and Javon Kinlaw

When Arik Armstead went down for the 49ers in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams after Javon Kinlaw sustained an injury in Week 3, San Francisco immediately had depth concerns alongside the interior of their defensive line, which had been the bread and butter of their run defense over the past few seasons.

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What to expect when the 49ers are on defense: Protect the seams and pressure Tua

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This is strength on strength as one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL face off against a dominant defense

Despite the blemishes of the Falcons game — where the 49ers defense was down several starters, including its entire defensive line — or a Chiefs game that featured the most talented quarterback of the generation on their record, DeMeco Ryans and the defense have cemented themselves as a top-five unit this year in...

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2 X-factors on both sides of the ball: Expect Lenoir to be tested early and often

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On the other side of the ball, it comes down to Christian McCaffrey’s backup

The stars will be all over the field on both sides of the ball between the 49ers and the Dolphins. While all of the focus will be on Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Christian McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk, and George Kittle, here are two X-Factors on both sides of the ball for the Niners.

Can Lenoir hold his own?

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49ers Get Big Update On Arik Armstead

The San Francisco 49ers will face one of their biggest tests of the season on Sunday when they host the Miami Dolphins. Miami is 8-3 and features an offense that, at times, has seemed as powerful as a military jet, as well as a young quarterback in Tua Tagovailoa who may be developing into an elite signal-caller.

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Kyle Shanahan provides injury updates on Deebo Samuel, Arik Armstead, Christian McCaffrey ahead of 49ers-Dolphins

On Thursday, Arik Armstead declared that he expects to play on Sunday when his San Francisco 49ers host the Miami Dolphins at Levi's Stadium. "I'll be out there," Armstead told reporters.

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49ers star defender never wants to play for team with artificial turf field

More and more players have been speaking up about their desire to rid the NFL of turf fields and opt for natural grass instead. One of the best players on the 49ers made it clear he's firmly in that camp.

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49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo says Dolphins 'were in the conversation' to trade for him

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has named the Miami Dolphins as one of the clubs that possibly considered trading for him last offseason.

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49ers rookie RBs Jordan Mason and Ty Davis-Price to get opportunities vs. Dolphins

The San Francisco 49ers running back depth chart took a hit on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Elijah Mitchell exited the game with a knee injury.

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49ers and Dolphins by the numbers: A battle of 2 of the hottest teams in the NFL

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Looking into this week’s matchup from a numbers point of view

Two of the NFL’s hottest teams meet in Santa Clara on Sunday, with the 7-4 49ers hosting the 8-3 Miami Dolphins. The two teams have a combined 8-0 record since Week 8 with the 49ers on a four-game winning streak and the Dolphins on a six-game winning streak of their own.

Miami’s offense has been in top form, scoring at least 30 points in each of their last four...

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49ers vs. Dolphins preview - 3 areas where this game will be decided

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Sunday’s game features three of the best play-callers in the NFL between Kyle Shanahan, DeMeco Ryans, and

In one of the most anticipated matchups on the 49ers' schedule this season, they’ll host the Miami Dolphins at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Mike McDaniel makes his return to the Bay Area, bringing with him one of the most explosive offenses in the league that will be tasked with putting points up against the...

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Shanahan on Deebo’s thigh injury: It hasn’t loosened up the way we want it to

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Shanahan said Deebo would be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins

We don’t have to wait until Friday afternoon to get the injury reports, thanks to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan doing an early radio hit on KNRB’s Murph & Mac Show. First, Shanahan talked about how he was excited to get Arik Armstead back onto the field:

“He’s been a guy that we’ve been missing a lot. It’s a huge presence in...

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Jimmy Garoppolo: My knee “feels great, baby”

A good strategy for anyone that doesn’t love speaking in public is to keep it short and, if you can, tell a joke. Jimmy Garoppolo did both when talking about his knee injury yesterday.

“It feels great baby,” Garoppolo said yesterday, echoing his infamous line to Erin Andrews from 2019, “It’s coming along. I feel pretty good with it.”

Jimmy clearly wasn’t himself after taking a shot from a Saints defensive lineman in the second half of last week’s game. He eventually...

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Power vs. speed: How the 49ers, Dolphins have taken opposite approaches with similar schemes

Mike Shanahan and the 49ers use their offense to play "bully ball", while Mike McDaniel and the Dolphins prefer to get into a track meet.

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NFL players show off 2022 'My Cause, My Cleats' footwear

The NFL's annual #MyCauseMyCleats weekend has arrived. NFL players will do some good with their feet this week and look to help some worthy causes.

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49ers get positive injury news on multiple players ahead of clash with Dolphins

“While the likes of Kevin Givens, Hassan Ridgeway, J.T. McGill and others have performed admirably, none of them boast the pass rushing chops or double-team-eating capabilities that Armstead possesses. His return should create more pressure for 49ers team currently tied for eighth with 33 sacks on the season.”

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49ers' Christian McCaffrey, Arik Armstead eager for 'chess match' vs. Dolphins

There was some concern among the San Francisco 49ers fanbase when they saw the team's star running back, acquired via a trade in October, standing on the sideline against the New Orleans Saints, testing his knee, seeing if he could get back onto the football field.

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John Lynch on what Arik Armstead's return means to the 49ers defense

The San Francisco 49ers defense might get a significant boost on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Following Thursday's practice, defensive lineman Arik Armstead told reporters that he plans to play this weekend, his first on-field action since October 3 against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Bills vs. Patriots thread: Josh Allen is on the road against Bill Belichick

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Two AFC East teams fight for divisional and playoff positioning.

The 8-3 Buffalo Bills travel to take on the 6-5 New England Patriots. The Bills are coming off a Thanksgiving victory over the Lions. This is a tough scheduling spot as this will be the fifth game in a under a month for Buffalo and the third time they’ve played in 11 days.

4-point favorites over the Pats on DraftKings SportsBook, with the total on the game set at 43.5. Both teams have...

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